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Living with Les Lalanne: a conversation with Brian McCarthy and Edith Dicconson.

Living with Les Lalanne: A Conversation with Brian McCarthy and Edith Dicconson

Saturday, October 23, 2021

2:00 PM–3:00 PM
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Kathleen Morris, curator of Claude and Francois-Xavier Lalanne: Nature Transformed, moderates a conversation between Kasmin gallerist Edith Dicconson and designer Brian McCarthy, both of whom knew Claude Lalanne well. Together they will share remembrances, stories, and images of the artists and how their creations have landed in the homes of distinguished collectors and in cutting-edge interiors globally.

Edith Dicconson is a Senior Director at Kasmin where she works closely with artists and estates including Les Lalanne, Walton Ford, Elliott Puckette, Robert Polidori, and Mattia Bonetti. Edith has overseen several major exhibitions of work by Les Lalanne in her tenure at Kasmin, including a 2019 survey spanning 50 years of work designed by Louis Benech and a focused retrospective in 2020, collaborating with Brian J McCarthy. Edith came to Kasmin in 2013 after seven years as the Director of The Chinese Porcelain Company.

A former partner of the legendary design firm Parish-Hadley, award-winning designer Brian McCarthy founded his eponymous firm Brian J. McCarthy Inc. in 1992. Since then, he has worked on projects and residences around the globe. In 2005, Brian was invited by the U.S. Ambassador Robert H. Tuttle to design the private quarters and refurbish the State Rooms in Winfield House, the official residence of the Ambassador to the Court of St. James. A graduate of New York City's Pratt Institute, Brian is a proud member of Architectural Digest's AD100 and Elle Decor's A-List and his work has been featured in many publications, including Architectural Digest, on the cover of Galerie magazine, Elle Decor, House Beautiful, New York magazine (100 Best), the New York Times, and Veranda, as well as in several books. Brian is also the author of Luminous Interiors and Parish Hadley Tree of Life, which he co-authored with Bunny Williams, and he lectures about his work and design around the country. He was awarded The Albert Hadley Lifetime Achievement Award from The New York School of Interior Design on March 3rd, 2020.

This event will be presented live in the Clark's auditorium and broadcast simultaneously on Zoom and Facebook Live. No registration is needed to attend the live event, but registration is required for the Zoom transmission. Log-in information will be sent to all Zoom registrants.

Image: Provided by Kasmin.